Instrument Currency

Surprisingly, there’s very little hard data available on if and how we maintain our skills. So, our intrepid scientist set out to find some of his own. What he found is eye opening.

Instrument pilots know that IMC is challenging and far less forgiving than flying visually. Proficient flying by instruments is a must for us lest we enter the NTSB annals. When the ink on our instrument tickets was still wet, our skills were ultra-sharp. But as time passed, without continued practice those instrument skills slowly atrophied. […]
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